While digital means are increasingly used to assist in managing cities, an untapped potential lies in using these means to facilitate participatory local level policy making and implementation to catalyse transformative climate actions. This holds special significance in the small and medium cities from the Global South that face resource and capacity constraints. In this ever dynamic world, data driven decision making platforms can assist in augmenting the capacity of local actors and communities to collaborate on forward looking, transformative climate actions.
This project would assist urban local bodies in working effectively with all stakeholders (particularly the civil society) to gather and analyse data needed for comprehensive policy making and jointly implement transformative climate actions. It aims to showcase a science based participatory planning framework for data driven decision making that can inspire cities across the globe.